Originally Posted by maximusmad
I have just lost my dad to this ,and i would be grateful if someone could explain to me exactly what it is ,in simple terms ,all i find when i do a google search is medical jargon,which i dont understand.
Thank you in advance
Hypertension has normal measurement that indicate the pressure needed to pump blood into circulation and filling pressure. Hypertension results when the pressure increases to pump blood into circulation. The higher pressure is necessary when aging vessels have hardened (less elasticity) and narrowed.
This increased resistence causes higher pressure stressing the heart and eventually it will fail, if the underlying condition is not successfully treated. A failing heart will not pump efficiently enough to meet the blood/oxygen demand for the heart muscle and there will be ischemia. (medical term for lack of blood to the heart). In addition the heart's vessels (arteries) may have obstructed a good blood flow as well with some hardening and buildup for a partial block or total block of blood supply causing the heart muscle to die.